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American Libraries

The American Libraries collection includes material contributed from across the United States. Institutions range from the Library of Congress to many local public libraries. As a whole, this collection of material brings holdings that cover many facets of American life and scholarship into the public domain. Significant portions of this collection have been generously sponsored by Microsoft, Yahoo!, The Sloan Foundation, and others.

Alphabetical listing of Contributing Libraries

2,174,508
RESULTS


collections 845
texts 2,173,470
audio 88
images 66
movies 39
TOPIC
bub_upload 58,970
Registers of births, etc 16,887
Bible 11,877
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 11,747
Church Periodicals 11,425
Science 10,059
Ships 8,968
World War, 1914-1918 8,854
Antislavery movements 8,805
Education 8,649
Natural history 8,080
Medicine 7,309
Agriculture 6,904
Steamboat lines 6,572
Operas 6,492
Abolitionists 6,142
Universities and colleges 5,946
Catholic Church 5,939
Hymns, English 5,728
Indians of North America 5,033
Geology 4,763
Law 4,742
Zoology 4,655
Flowers Seeds Catalogs 4,469
History 4,326
Art 4,272
Vegetables Seeds Catalogs 4,218
English language 4,191
Garrison, William Lloyd, 1805-1879 4,080
Botany 4,070
Missions 3,640
Baptists 3,632
Law reports, digests, etc 3,606
Music 3,481
Women 3,420
Theology 3,414
Church of England 3,325
Presidents 3,290
Railroads 3,277
Plants 3,248
Theses 3,228
CSAIP 3,139
Birds 3,109
Plants, Ornamental Catalogs 3,084
Political science 3,079
Economics 2,997
Women abolitionists 2,951
Jesus Christ 2,931
Princeton (N.J.) -- Newspapers 2,909
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 2,907
Military pensions 2,854
Architecture 2,783
City planning 2,731
English literature 2,717
English poetry 2,682
Physics 2,669
Old age pensions 2,636
Slavery 2,629
Presbyterian Church 2,613
Finance, Public 2,610
Minnesota -- Newspapers 2,609
Management 2,604
Survivors' benefits 2,567
College student newspapers and periodicals 2,494
Literature 2,474
United States 2,473
Yearbooks 2,430
Flowers Catalogs 2,418
Church periodicals 2,360
Insects 2,346
African Americans 2,307
Fruit Catalogs 2,246
Chemistry 2,237
Philosophy 2,233
Conduct of life 2,227
Mathematics 2,221
Nurseries (Horticulture) Catalogs 2,218
Entomology 2,212
Gardening 2,176
Sermons, American 2,163
Produce trade Statistics Periodicals 2,153
Jesuits 2,140
Roads 2,130
Sermons, English 2,113
Horses 2,059
Voyages and travels 2,032
Land use 2,021
Geography 2,018
Jews 2,013
Painting 1,999
cbk 1,999
Church history 1,989
Home economics 1,979
Ethnology 1,960
Biology 1,937
Mary Washington College 1,901
University of Mary Washington 1,900
German literature 1,884
Mines and mineral resources 1,871
Christian life 1,867
Seeds Catalogs 1,866
Physiology 1,833
Public records 1,831
United States. Army 1,831
Gardening Equipment and supplies Catalogs 1,824
Biography 1,805
Christianity 1,800
Fishes 1,789
French language 1,774
Slavery -- United States 1,773
Paleontology 1,768
Water-supply 1,767
Deseret Sunday School Union (1872-1971) -- Periodicals 1,763
May, Samuel, 1810-1899 1,759
Taxation 1,744
Aeronautics 1,743
Mollusks 1,734
Wellesley College 1,732
periodicals 1,725
Theater 1,705
Latin language 1,685
Ethics 1,683
Public health 1,672
Religion 1,661
New York 1,659
Duluth (Minn.) -- Newspapers 1,637
Saint Louis County (Minn.) -- Newspapers 1,637
Fisheries 1,631
Bulbs (Plants) Catalogs 1,611
Children 1,600
Kansas State University 1,599
Universities and colleges--Kansas--Newspapers 1,593
College yearbooks 1,581
Episcopal Church 1,569
Labor supply 1,562
Socialism 1,547
Psychology 1,539
American literature 1,537
Chapman, Maria Weston, 1806-1885 1,531
Public schools 1,528
Housing 1,523
Methodist Church 1,504
Sunday schools 1,493
Bibliography 1,489
German language 1,482
Napoleon I, Emperor of the French, 1769-1821 1,480
Yearbook 1,477
Homeopathy 1,476
Books 1,474
Motion Pictures 1,465
Shrubs Catalogs 1,453
United States. Congress 1,453
Astronomy 1,417
College student newspapers and periodicals -- Virginia -- Fredericksburg 1,415
Documents on microfilm 1,415
Pennsylvania 1,413
American Legion 1,405
Mechanical engineering 1,404
Surgery 1,404
Washington, George, 1732-1799 1,397
Social sciences 1,392
Urban renewal 1,386
Industries 1,385
Forests and forestry 1,379
The Bullet 1,376
Mary Washington College -- Newspapers 1,374
Universities and colleges -- United States -- Periodicals 1,374
University of Mary Washington -- Newspapers 1,374
Confederate States of America. Army 1,351
Finance 1,330
Teaching 1,328
Municipal government 1,316
Libraries 1,314
Encyclopedias and dictionaries 1,310
Administrative agencies 1,303
Alabama 1,302
Massachusetts 1,302
Spiritualism 1,298
Folklore 1,291
Religion and science 1,288
yearbooks 1,271
Administrative law 1,269
Transportation 1,265
Engineering 1,263
Statistics 1,260
Hygiene 1,258
Dentistry 1,254
Chippu 1,247
Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877) 1,245
Schools 1,243
Meteorology 1,235
Technology 1,231
Virginia 1,231
Insect pests 1,228
Public lands 1,215
School yearbooks 1,201
Banks and banking 1,198
Insect pests Control United States Periodicals 1,188
American poetry 1,181
Industrial arts 1,181
LANGUAGE
english 1,596,068
german 190,223
french 148,084
handwritten english 47,742
spanish 42,984
italian 38,269
latin 25,775
russian 13,408
dutch 11,421
portuguese 7,574
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Title
Date Published
Creator
The Boston Library Consortium
75,937
ITEMS
37.1M
VIEWS
37.1M
Books from the Boston Library Consortium. See a Tag Cloud for the Boston Library Consortium collection.
Boston Public Library
47,420
ITEMS
20.6M
VIEWS
20.6M
Books contributed by the Boston Public Library.
MBLWHOI Library
10,712
ITEMS
13.8M
VIEWS
13.8M
Books from the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI).
11.9M
As a member of the Open Content Alliance, the University Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is contributing digital content to the Internet Archive from our Rare Book Collection and North Carolina Collection, including rare Spanish dramas, UNC Yearbooks, and North Carolina legislative materials. Other subject areas such as early North Carolina medical journals and North Carolina judicial materials are also represented. UNC's participation in the Open Content Alliance is...
Getty Research Institute
21,600
ITEMS
9.4M
VIEWS
9.4M
Books contributed by Getty Research Institute. The Research Library at the Getty Research Institute focuses on the history of art, architecture, and archaeology with relevant materials in the humanities and social sciences. The range of the collections begins with prehistory and extends to contemporary art. - The Getty Institute
4.7M
A collection of items from the North Carolina Digital Heritage Center Project.
Topic: UNC yearbooks
4.6M
The University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries sends selected library materials to Internet Archive for scanning and online access from a variety of units and collections within the Libraries. These include but are not limited to U. S. Government Documents, UF print Dissertations, Duplicates from the storage collection and the Panama Canal Museum Collection. The Internet Archive pre-scanning processing operation at the Libraries is managed by the Preservation Department. Digitization is...
3.3M
Books digitized by the Internet Archive for the University of Massachusetts Libraries.
Wellesley College Library
5,995
ITEMS
2.8M
VIEWS
2.8M
Books from Wellesley College Library
Duke University Libraries
10,592
ITEMS
2.7M
VIEWS
2.7M
Books digitized by the Internet Archive for Duke University Libraries. The Duke University Libraries Digital Collections Program creates distinctive digital collections that provide access to Duke's library and archival materials in support of teaching, learning, and research at Duke and worldwide; and contributes collaboratively to national and international digital collections initiatives that benefit Duke and the larger research community. See a digital archive of thousands of vintage...
Brigham Young University
22,810
ITEMS
2.6M
VIEWS
by Brigham Young University
2.6M
Books from the libraries of Brigham Young University
Media History Digital Library
2,691
ITEMS
2.4M
VIEWS
2.4M
A conservation and access project for historical printed materials related to cinema, broadcasting and recorded sound. Visit our new website and read our blog at http://www.mediahistoryproject.org/ Search Media History Digital Library titles: Advanced Search
Books digitized through a federally funded LSTA grant, through MBLC.
Publisher's chromolithographed pictorial wrappers
( 24 reviews )
Topics: Brothers and sisters, Orphans, Conduct of life, Education
Church History Library
15,395
ITEMS
1.9M
VIEWS
1.9M
The collections of the Church History Library contain materials chronicling the history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from its beginning in 1830 to the present day. The collections contain manuscripts, books, Church records, photographs, oral histories, architectural drawings, pamphlets, newspapers, periodicals, maps, microforms, and audiovisual materials. The staff creates and maintains catalogs and indexes for accessing this wide variety of information. Search our...
Topic: Church History Library
University of Florida Duplicates
3,609
ITEMS
1.7M
VIEWS
1.7M
University of Florida Duplicates
Topic: University of Florida
The American Methodism Project
4,057
ITEMS
1.7M
VIEWS
1.7M
The American Methodism Project is a digitized collection of interdisciplinary and historical materials related to American Methodism. The primary goal of this project is to provide both the digital tools and the digitized texts of American Methodism to better understand both Methodism and the United States. Contemporary questions of church and state boundaries, the role of government, moral development, education, leadership, labor, immigration, family, etc. are topics which can benefit from...
Boston College Library
4,167
ITEMS
1.6M
VIEWS
by Boston College Libraries
1.6M
Books from Boston College.
John Carter Brown Library
8,097
ITEMS
1.5M
VIEWS
1.5M
THE JOHN CARTER BROWN LIBRARY is an independently administered and funded center for advanced research in history and the humanities, founded in 1846 and located at Brown University since 1901. Housed within the library's walls is an internationally renowned collection of primary historical sources pertaining to North and South America from the time of its discovery by Europeans (ca. 1492) until the end of the colonial period (ca. 1825). View the JCB Collections on Open Library
Spanish Drama
11,484
ITEMS
1.5M
VIEWS
1.5M
A collection for internal support at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Topic: drama
US National Library of Medicine
12,748
ITEMS
1.4M
VIEWS
1.4M
The National Library of Medicine (NLM), in Bethesda, Maryland, is a part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Since its founding in 1836, NLM has played a pivotal role in translating biomedical research into practice. It is the world's largest biomedical library and the developer of electronic information services that deliver trillions of bytes of data to millions of users every day. Scientists, health professionals, and the public in...
NLM Medicine in the Americas
11,918
ITEMS
1.4M
VIEWS
1.4M
Medicine in the Americas – a digital library project of the U.S. National Library of Medicine – consists of works which demonstrate the evolution of American medicine from seventeenth-century colonial frontier outposts to twentieth-century research hospitals. Drawing on the collections of NLM's History of Medicine Division, Medicine in the Americas encompasses works dating as early as 1610 and printed in the United States and around the New World, including Latin America, the Caribbean,...
Family History Library
425
ITEMS
1.3M
VIEWS
by Family History Library
1.3M
Books from the libraries of Brigham Young University Family History Library
Minnesota Historical Society
2,616
ITEMS
1.2M
VIEWS
1.2M
The Minnesota Historical Society is a non-profit educational and cultural institution established in 1849. The Society collects, preserves and tells the story of Minnesota's past through museum exhibits, libraries and collections, historic sites, educational programs and book publishing. The Minnesota Historical Society is providing newspapers and manuscripts to the Internet Archive to provide access and preserve their content on the web for future generations. This project was funded in FY11...
1.2M
Digitized versions of unique and rare books from Northeastern University Libraries
Cushing-Whitney Medical Library
4,948
ITEMS
1.2M
VIEWS
1.2M
Books contributed by the Cushing-Whitney Medical Library, Yale University
North Carolina Directories
905
ITEMS
1.2M
VIEWS
1.2M
A collection of North Carolina City Directories from various contributing institutions. Visit the North Carolina Directories page at Digital NC: http://digitalnc.org/collections/north-carolina-city-directories
Brandeis University Libraries
1,822
ITEMS
1.2M
VIEWS
by Brandeis University Libraries
1.2M
Books from Brandeis University.
MIT Libraries
3,534
ITEMS
1.2M
VIEWS
1.2M
Books scanned by the Internet Archive for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Libraries.
1.1M
Boston University Libraries house more than 2.4 million physical volumes, over 45,000 current unique serials, and 77,000 media titles. Specialized libraries and collections include: African Studies Library Alumni Medical Library Astronomy Library Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center Mugar Memorial Library Music Library Pappas Law Library & Law Annex Pardee Management Library Pickering Educational Resources Library Science & Engineering Library Stone Science Library Theology Library
1.1M
Webster Family Library of Veterinary Medicine
Topic: Veterinary Medicine
The goal of the University of Florida's Retrospective Dissertation Scanning project is to build a digital collection of approximately 8,000 dissertations written by PhD graduates of the University of Florida from 1934-2006. This page is the portal to the UF dissertations scanned and made available via the Internet Archive up to this point. In 2000 the University of Florida began requiring theses and dissertations in a digital format, and by 2006 all thesis and dissertations being submitted by...
Kansas State University
7,807
ITEMS
1.1M
VIEWS
1.1M
Historical aspects of Kansas State University are documented in this collection of primary sources. Included are yearbooks, course catalogs, and more.
State Library of North Carolina
4,245
ITEMS
960,462
VIEWS
960,462
The State Library of North Carolina is a part of the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources. It is the catalyst for exceptional library services in North Carolina. It is the principal library of state government and builds the capacity of all libraries in North Carolina. It develops and supports access to specialized collections for the people of North Carolina, including genealogy, North Caroliniana, and resources for the blind and physically handicapped. - General Collection Examine...
Emory University Libraries
5,439
ITEMS
953,138
VIEWS
953,138
Books from the Emory University Libraries
Penn State University
3,247
ITEMS
912,496
VIEWS
912,496
Books contributed by Penn State University.
University of Pennsylvania Libraries
1,272
ITEMS
886,185
VIEWS
by University of Pennsylvania Libraries
886,185
Books from the University of Pennsylvania Libraries
Religion in North Carolina
6,196
ITEMS
824,909
VIEWS
824,909
The Religion in North Carolina Digital Collection is a grant-funded project to provide digital access to publications of and about religious bodies in North Carolina. Partner institutions at Duke, UNC, and Wake Forest University, contributed the largest portion of the items in this collection, but the collection is enriched by unique materials from libraries and archives throughout North Carolina. The materials in this collection include local church histories, periodicals, clergy biographies,...
777,319
Books from the Mugar Memorial Library of Boston University Libraries.
775,199
German, Scandinavian and Dutch Periodicals from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
Books included from the Claire T. Carney Library Archives and Special Collections, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. Strengths are in areas of textile education, textile manufacturing and design, local history (Fall River and New Bedford and surrounding communities), and local ethnic communities including Portuguese, French-Canadian and Jewish.
LDS Church Magazines
5,397
ITEMS
722,357
VIEWS
722,357
Periodicals from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
Brethren Digital Archives
741
ITEMS
661,322
VIEWS
661,322
The Mission of the Brethren Digital Archives is to digitize some or all of the periodicals produced from the beginning of publication to the year 2000 by each of the Brethren bodies who trace their origin to the baptism near Schwarzenau, Germany in 1708.
State Library of Massachusetts
1,637
ITEMS
661,019
VIEWS
661,019
Books digitized by the Internet Archive for the State Library of Massachusetts.
643,118
The John Carter Brown Library's collection of books printed in Spanish America is among the finest in the world. In some areas, the collections are unmatched and include works found nowhere else. The Library has the largest collection in the world of books printed in Spanish America as a whole prior to ca. 1820, over 7,000 titles, encompassing the output of presses in Mexico, Peru, Central America, Argentina, Chile, and elsewhere. The remaining Spanish American presses represented in the JCB's...
The Journal of Research reports NIST research and development in metrology and related fields of: physical science engineering applied mathematics statistics biotechnology information technology Papers cover a broad range of subjects with major emphasis on measurement methodology and the basic technology underlying standardization. Also included, on occasion, are articles on topics closely related to the Institute’s technical and scientific programs.
California State Library
1,985
ITEMS
613,175
VIEWS
613,175
Books from the California State Library
David O. McKay Library, BYU Idaho
1,365
ITEMS
577,737
VIEWS
577,737
Books from the David O. McKay Library at Brigham Young University, Idaho
Topic: keyword
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Library
1,940
ITEMS
572,700
VIEWS
572,700
Books from the Library of the Philadelphia Museum of Art
541,335
The Duke University Archives preserves the historical record of the university. This collection provides access to several key campus publications including the Chanticleer (student yearbook), the Trinity College Historical Papers (series of early faculty publications), as well as other core resources, such as campus course catalogs.
Kansas State University Theses
5,718
ITEMS
524,782
VIEWS
524,782
Dissertations, Theses, Projects, and Reports from Kansas State University prior to 1990.
BYU Brussels Opera and Ballet
5,045
ITEMS
501,060
VIEWS
501,060
This research collection for opera and ballet consists of a selection of print and manuscript scores, libretti, mise en scène, programs, scene designs and other archival documents. The materials date from the 17th through the 20th centuries. Its strengths include scores and performance materials from the French and Italian repertories dating from the late 18th and 19th centuries. Special features include a large collection of copyists’ manuscript scores for the operas of Giovanni Paisiello...
California Digital Library
by Crane, Thomas, b. 1843?; Houghton, Ellen Elizabeth, 1853-1922
473,723
88
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Osborne Coll.
( 6 reviews )
Topics: Poetry of places, France -- Description and travel Juvenile literature
467,359
Books from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania Libraries
432,937
Duke holds one of the world’s largest collections of Confederate imprints, or items printed in the Confederate States of America between secession from the Union and the surrender of the Confederate military forces (December 1860-April 1865). Confederate imprints are notable for their fragility and ephemerality, due to the scarcity of high-quality paper and a lack of large publishing and printing houses in the South, as well as for the view their contents give of military and civilian life in...
Topics: Confederate, Civil War, American history
Lehigh University Libraries
568
ITEMS
392,651
VIEWS
392,651
Books from the Lehigh University Libraries
BYU Campus Publications
453
ITEMS
388,020
VIEWS
388,020
This collection contains materials published by Brigham Young University. These publications include the school yearbook (the Banyan), course catalogs and class schedules. The yearbook contains information about campus events and student life, the course catalogs offer descriptions of the various courses offered at Brigham Young University during a given academic year and contain information on degree requirements, and the class schedules provide detail as to what classes where offered when, by...
Topic: Brigham Young University
381,674
Books from the Duquesne University, Gumberg Library
368,046
This selection of harp scores from the International Harp Archives at Brigham Young University includes items from the 18th century through the early 20th century. Most of the selections are works for solo harp but other duets and small chambers works are included, especial early 19th-century duets for harp and piano. Many of the composers represented in the collection are harpist-composers from the 19th century including François Joseph Naderman, Charles Oberthür, Alphonse Hasselmans,...
365,235
Books digitized by the Internet Archive for the University of Massachusetts, Boston.
356,050
The New York Art Resources Consortium (NYARC) consists of the research libraries of three leading art museums in New York City: The Brooklyn Museum, The Frick Collection, and The Museum of Modern Art. With funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, NYARC was formed in 2006 to facilitate collaboration that results in enhanced resources to research communities.NYARC provides a framework to advance a series of programmatic services, with a potential for transforming the environments in which...
Topic: art
349,430
As a member of the Open Content Alliance, the University Libraries at the University of Memphis is contributing digital content to the Internet Archive from our holdings including yearbooks, the campus newspaper, bulletins and schedules of classes, early literary magazines, and other materials related to the life and times of the University of Memphis and its predecessors throughout its first 100 years since opening its doors in 1912 as the West Tennessee State Normal School. All materials are...
Ohio State University Library
1,004
ITEMS
349,386
VIEWS
349,386
The Ohio State University Libraries is contributing public domain texts from its Brittle Books digitization program to the Internet Archive. Texts are selected by the OSU Libraries Collection Managers, in consultation with the Preservation Department, based on the following criteria: the materials are damaged or deteriorated, are in continuing demand, and are not available as a readily-accessible reprint. Titles are drawn from all subject areas of the Libraries' collections. Texts no longer in...
Topic: ohio state
344,628
Meetings, proceedings and conference reports relating to Religion in North Carolina.
Kansas State University Newspapers
1,741
ITEMS
338,186
VIEWS
338,186
Kansas State University Newspapers 1875- .
336,161
The John Carter Brown Library has one of the five largest collections of early Peruviana in the world. It is not just the number of Peruvian imprints of the colonial, independence, and early national periods held by the John Carter Brown Library that is important, however, but the diversity of those materials and in a great many instances, their singularity - being only known copies. The subjects range from ecclesiastical matters, to government papers, to indigenous language studies, and...
Topic: Peru
327,090
The Portuguese and Brazilian books held at the John Carter Brown Library comprise one of the finest North American collections relating to Brazil before the country declared its independence from Portugal in 1822. The collection includes 650 titles before 1800 and another 500 titles from 1800 to 1822—including 165 books printed in Brazil itself after the *Impressão Regia* opened a branch in Rio de Janeiro in 1808 and presses began operating in Bahia. This collection has been compiled from a...
Topics: jcbportugalbrazil, brazil, portugal, John Carter Brown Library
312,647
Books from the Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign Since the 1940’s the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library has been building a collection of emblem books written from 1540-1800, published in Germany, France, Italy, Spain and England. Emblem books can be considered the multi-media publications of the 16th through the 18th centuries. Each emblem is composed of three constitutive elements - a motto, an illustration or "pictura" in the form...
299,935
297,646
This is the collection page for the School of Theology, Boston University
MoMA Library
248
ITEMS
291,226
VIEWS
291,226
The Museum of Modern Art Library is a comprehensive collection devoted to modern and contemporary art. The noncirculating collection documents painting, sculpture, drawings, prints, photography, architecture, design, performance, video, film, and emerging art forms from 1880 to the present. The Museum of Modern Art Library is a founding member of the New York Art Resources Consortium (NYARC). NYARC is a collaborative program of the Frick Art Reference Library and the libraries of the Brooklyn...
The Victorian Collection
1,062
ITEMS
291,192
VIEWS
291,192
The Victorian Collection features a wide assortment of British sociopolitical periodicals published from 1834 to 1900. This material covers such topics as religious revivals and Temperance movements, politics, agriculture, population studies, illustration, family values, and biography. These periodicals were produced and distributed to educate and persuade, so that, in the words of the editor for the Anti-Corn-Law Society, “the public mind may be kept in a state of information and...
Topic: brigham young university BYU victorian historical
East Carolina University, the State Library of North Carolina, and the University Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are creating the most comprehensive to date digital collection of core North Carolina state government documents, offering researchers a historical view of the development of the state's government and infrastructure. Grant funds for the project, called "Ensuring Democracy through Digital Access," are provided by the federal Institute of Museum...
Brigham Young University, Hawaii
863
ITEMS
287,331
VIEWS
287,331
Books contributed by BYU Hawaii
Indianapolis Public Library
581
ITEMS
284,103
VIEWS
284,103
Materials contributed by The Indianapolis Public Library.